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Roy Holland is a federally certified firearms repair specialist in Park Rapids, Minn. He can be reached through Smokey Hills Outdoors Store.

Park Rapids gunsmith steps up to meet demand

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Roy Holland isn’t sure his midlife career switch was a calling or response to a growing and unfilled need.

In either case, the Park Rapids gunsmith is going gangbusters this time of year.


He’s had to set aside the pistols and shotguns to concentrate on hunting rifles.

“It helps to be crazy,” Holland said, laughing. “It’s like jumping off a cliff. There’s a lot of demand for the service.”

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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